Maharashtra, Mumbai, Thane Coronavirus Highlights: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 11,088 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 5,35,601, while 256 more patients died due to the infection, 48 of them in Mumbai, said a state health official. After the addition of new cases, the state’s tally rose to 5,35,601, while the COVID-19 fatality figure increased to 18,306.
In Mumbai, 917 new cases and 48 deaths were reported, taking the count to 1,25,224 and the toll to 6,893. The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 18,887. Pune city reported 928 fresh cases along with 36 deaths, taking its count to 72,640 and the toll to 1,862, PTI reported. So far, 28,37,578 tests have been carried out in the state.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has started the second phase of sero-surveillance study in the city to assess the spread of COVID-19 and information about antibodies developed by the people. The survey will cover F-North (Dadar, Matunga and Dharavi), M-West (Deonar and Govandi) and R-North (Dahisar) wards, where a similar study was conducted last month, a (BMC) official said. A serological survey involves testing of blood serum of individuals to check for the prevalence of antibodies against an infection.